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Russian Fighters Intercept U.S. Reconnaissance Planes over Black Sea
06/27/2020 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 27 replies
Air Force Magazine ^ | 26 June 2020 | Brian W. Everstine
Russian aircraft on June 26 again intercepted U.S. aircraft in international airspace, this time USAF and U.S. Navy reconnaissance planes along with a refueling tanker operating in the Black Sea. The intercept is at least the eighth interaction between U.S. and Russian aircraft across the globe within the last month. The Russian Ministry of Defense released a video showing a Navy P-8, along with a USAF KC-135 refueling an RC-135 reconnaissance plane over international waters. The MOD said an Su-30 fighter from the country’s Southern Military District responded, and “approached from a safe distance” to identify the aircraft, according to...

US Fighter Jets Intercept 8 Russian Warplanes Just Miles From Alaska
06/17/2020 2:09:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
Epoch Times ^ | 06/17/2020 | Jack Phillips
U.S. fighter jets intercepted eight Russian warplanes near Alaska in two separate incidents, according to military officials on Wednesday.“NORAD F-22 Raptors, supported by KC-135 Stratotankers and an E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, successfully completed two intercepts of Russian bomber aircraft formations entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone last night,” the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) wrote on Wednesday morning. NORAD F-22 Raptors, supported by KC-135 Stratotankers and an E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, successfully completed two intercepts of Russian bomber aircraft formations entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone last night.— North American Aerospace Defense...

US F-22 stealth fighters intercepted Russian bombers that came 'within 20 nautical miles' of Alaska
06/10/2020 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
msn news ^ | 6/10/2020 | Ryan Pickrell
US F-22 Raptors were sent out to intercept Russian bombers near Alaska on Wednesday morning, North American Aerospace Defense Command said. The US fighters were supported by KC-135 Stratotankers and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System planes. The NORAD force intercepted two Russian aircraft formations consisting of bombers, fighters, and early warning aircraft in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone. One group came "within 20 nautical miles of Alaskan shores," NORAD said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. US Air Force fighters backed by support aircraft intercepted two pairs of Russian bombers in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone...

US fighter jets intercept 8 Russian warplanes 30 miles from Alaska [VIDEO]
06/10/2020 1:54:45 PM PDT · by · 40 replies
American Military News ^ | 6-10-2020 | Ryam Morgan
U.S. F-22 Raptor fighter jets intercepted two Russian bomber formations, comprised of Russian Tu-95 bombers, Su-35 fighter jets, and A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft, just 30 miles from Alaska. The Russian Defense Ministry posted a video of their bombers taking off and later being intercepted. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed it intercepted the Russian aircraft early Wednesday morning in a series of tweets. “North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 Raptors, supported by KC-135 Stratotankers and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, completed two intercepts of Russian Bomber formations entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone...

US, Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft above Alaska
03/10/2020 2:04:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
The Hill ^ | 03 10 2020 | Ellen Mitchell
U.S. and Royal Canadian air force fighter jets on Monday intercepted two Russian reconnaissance aircraft north of Alaska, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) announced on Tuesday. The U.S. F-22 Raptors and Canadian CF-18 Hornets “intercepted two Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone,” NORAD said over multiple posts to Twitter. The fighters – supported by an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning And Control System and a KC-135 Stratotanker – escorted the Russian planes for the four hours they remained in the zone, which extends 200 miles off Alaska's coast. NORAD said the Russian aircraft remained...

US again intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off Alaska coast [2nd in 2 days]
05/22/2019 7:16:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | Updated: 9:01 AM, May 22, 2019 | By Ryan Browne and Devan Cole
For the second time in two days, U.S. F-22 stealth jets intercepted Russian bombers and fighter jets off the coast of Alaska, North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement. A total of four F-22 stealth jets were involved in intercepting the two Russian Tu-95 bombers Tuesday, which had entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, according to NORAD. The zone extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska's western coast. The bombers returned to the area again, this time accompanied by Su-35 fighter jets and were subsequently intercepted by U.S. aircraft.

Russian 'bear' bombers intercepted near Alaska for second time in two days
05/22/2019 3:48:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 58 replies ^ | May 22, 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
Russian “Bear” bombers flew near Alaska under fighter escort for the second time in two days. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said that it had to scramble two pair of U.S. F-22 fighter jets to intercept the Russian formation on Tuesday. “The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and at no time entered U.S. or Canadian sovereign airspace,” NORAD said in a statement posted on social media. The incident occurred just a day after four nuclear-capable Russian bombers and two Russian fighter jets were intercepted off the west coast of Alaska by U.S. aircraft.NORAD said Monday that its...

US Fighter Planes Intercept Russian Bombers Near Alaska, Says NORAD
05/21/2019 12:36:15 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 51 replies
The Epoch Times ^ | May 21, 2019 | Jack Phillips
U.S. fighter planes intercepted Russian bombers and fighters that entered Alaska’s airspace on May 20, said the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on May 21. As a result, the Russian aircraft remained in international airspace. In a later statement, NORAD said its “ability to deter and defeat threats” begins with “detecting, tracking, and positively identifying” non-American aircraft in U.S. airspace.....General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the NORAD commander, said in a statement that “NORAD’s top priority is defending Canada and the United States. “Our ability to protect our nations starts with successfully detecting, tracking, and positively identifying aircraft of interest approaching...

US F-22 Raptors intercept Russian bombers flying near Alaska....
09/12/2018 4:47:38 PM PDT · by caww · 21 replies
washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/12/2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers accompanied by two fighter jets were identified and intercepted by two F-22 Raptor fighters with North American Aerospace Defense Command on Tuesday “west of mainland Alaska.” The Russian aircraft — two Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighter jets — did not cross into U.S. or Canadian airspace, the incident marks the second time in September that Russian bombers have approached Alaska.

US intercepts Russian bombers near Alaska
05/13/2018 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/18
Two Russian TU-95 bombers nearing US airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday were intercepted by two F-22 ...

US fighters intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska
05/12/2018 6:15:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
American Thinker ^ | 05/12/2018 | Rick Moran
Two Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted in international airspace off the coast of Alaska yesterday and escorted out of the U.S. air defense zone. CNN: The Russian long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska's western coast. "At approximately 10 a.m. ET, two Alaskan-based NORAD F-22 fighters intercepted and visually identified two Russian TU-95 'Bear' long-range bomber aircraft flying in the Air Defense Identification Zone around the western coast of Alaska, north of the Aleutian Islands," NORAD and USNORTHCOM spokesman Canadian Army Maj. Andrew Hennessy said in a statement. The...

US Air Force jets intercept 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast
05/12/2018 2:04:00 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 47 replies
Fox News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
A pair of U.S. Air Force stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers Friday morning off the coast of Alaska, a spokesman for NORAD (North American Aeorospace Defense Command) told Fox News. The approach by the two Tupolev Tu-95 Russian "Bear" aircraft marked the first time in just over a year that Russian bombers had flown that close to U.S. territory. The Russian bombers came within 55 miles of Alaska's west coast, north of the Aleutian Islands, but remained in international airspace, the spokesman, Canadian Army Maj. Andrew Hennessy said.

Russian jet intercepts U.S. Navy plane
05/01/2018 5:31:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
MSN ^ | May 1, 2018 | Ryan Browne, CNN
A Russian Su-27 fighter jet performed an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance plane while it was flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea Tuesday, two defense officials told CNN. The Russian jet came within about 20 feet of the U.S. aircraft, one official said, adding that the encounter lasted about nine minutes. The intercept was described by officials as safe but unprofessional, though a U.S. Navy official told CNN that the Navy does not officially classify aerial encounters that way. The Navy classifies aviation intercepts simply as either safe or unsafe.....

U.S. Military Jets Have 'No Business' in Black Sea, Says Russian General After 'Unsafe' Intercept
11/28/2017 7:01:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
Newsweek ^ | 11/28/17 at 5:24 AM | Damien Sharkov On
According to the Pentagon, the Russian fighter swooped in to follow the U.S. aircraft while in international airspace—an acceptable precaution after identifying a foreign jet, even though the P-8A had its transponders on. However the Russian jet crossed in front of the U.S. plane from right to left, the Pentagon told CNN, engaging its afterburners, thereby prompting the U.S. Poseidon to spanner into "a 15-degree roll and violent turbulence." The Russian military subsequently confirmed that the intercept over international waters did take place but did not address the accusation that the maneuver was unsafe or reveal other details about the...

New update from Amir: Iranian base near Damascus, Russian-made drone intercepted (Nov.11)
11/11/2017 4:32:54 PM PST · by firebrand · 12 replies
Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Nov. 11, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
There is now an Iranian base very near Damascus, and a Russian-made drone has been intercepted by Israel. Also, there have been attempts to blame Israel for much of what is happening in the last few days, so that Israel's enemies can go forward knowing that Israel must be extra cautious in order not to get blamed in world opinion.Listen carefully and use Amir's knowledge to help you filter the news reports.As always, occupy until He comes, watchmen.

Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian Ambass., U.S. intel intercepts show
07/21/2017 4:33:40 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 94 replies
Washington Post ^
Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a top foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump — were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, which monitor the communications of senior Russian officials both in the United States and in Russia. Sessions initially failed to disclose his contacts with Kislyak and then said...

(Jan 19, 2017) Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates
03/05/2017 4:31:30 PM PST · by Ray76 · 32 replies
American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said. The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday with his associates under investigation and after the intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government had worked to help elect him. As president, Mr. Trump will oversee those agencies and have the authority to redirect or stop at...

Sources: Russian Government Intercepted and Will Release Hillary’s Emails
06/14/2016 1:00:00 PM PDT · by chuckee · 75 replies
Breitbart ^ | June 14,2016
WASHINGTON DC – Sources are reporting that the Russian government is prepared to release private emails that it obtained from Hillary Clinton’s email server, proving Clinton allowed classified information to end up in the hands of foreign adversaries. Intelligence sources are bracing for the Russian release of Clinton’s intercepted emails, according to a report in the trade publication Reliable intelligence sources in the West have indicated that warnings had been received that the Russian Government could in the near future release the text of email messages intercepted from U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server from the time...

RAF Typhoon jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers
02/17/2016 1:37:26 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 21 replies ^ | February 17, 2016 | WMNDavidWells
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Russian Fighter Conducts Dangerous Intercept of U.S. Recon Jet
01/28/2016 11:30:23 AM PST · by don-o · 57 replies
Washington Examiner ^ | 1/28/16 | Bill Gertz
A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow's latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters. "On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner," Navy Capt. Daniel Hernandez, chief spokesman for the U.S. European Command, told the Washington Free Beacon. "We are looking into the issue." Defense officials said the Su-27 flew alongside the RC-135, an electronic intelligence-gathering aircraft, and then performed what they said...
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